Pak Loh Chiu Chow Restaurant 百樂潮州 started as a single restaurant in Causeway Bay in 1967 and has since become one of Hong Kong’s most popular chain of restaurants. It specialised in Chiu Chow or Teochew style food. Their restaurants are well patronised by the locals. We were glad to be able to get a table without reservation at the Pak Loh Chiu Chow Restaurant in the Elements Mall at Kowloon.
The Elements branch of Pak Loh Chiu Chow Restaurant is furnished in contemporary style. There are clear Chinese motifs but wood strips and panels are used with modern mosaics and colourful glass to create an elegant and visually pleasing space. The main dining hall is quite spacious with many tables for parties of 6 or more.
Some of their signature dishes are Omelette with Baby Oyster, Cold Crabs, Sliced Soyed Goose, Fried Crispy “E-Fu” Noodle served with Sugar & Vinegar and Double Boiled Pig’s Stomach Soup with Salted Vegetable.
We were there for a brunch and ordered from their dim sum menu – BBQ Pork Buns (HK$42), Steamed Chiu Chow (Teochew) Dumplings (HK$42) and Pan Fried Radish & Taro Cakes ($HK$30). Tea was HK$15 per person and house snacks were HK$15.
The house snacks served to us were braised peanuts with the unusual addition of preserved sour plums. The combination was interesting and quite enjoyable. The traditional kung fu tea, a very strong oolong tea, was served in small tea cups before and after the meal.
The BBQ Pork Buns (or char siew paus) came in a basket of three. The buns were really soft and fluffy and the BBQ pork was very tasty. The Pan Fried Radish & Taro Cakes were nicely fried to have a thin crisp brown outer layer with a soft core which had tiny bits of mushrooms and sausages. They were simple delightful dim sum.
The Steamed Chiu Chow Dumplings were well made and packed full of different delicious ingredients. The skins were delicate and had just the right bite. On the whole the dumplings had a very nice mix of textures and flavours. It was a dish worthy of a reputable Teochew restaurant.
At the Elements branch of Pak Loh Chiu Chow Restaurant we had a simple dim sum brunch in a very comfortable and pleasant dining space. The service was very good. The food was of good quality and enjoyable. If you are in Hong Kong and must have some Teochew food, then one of the Pak Loh Chiu Chow Restaurants will be a good option.
Pak Loh Chiu Chow Restaurant 百樂潮州
Shop 1028D, Elements
1 Austin Road West, Kowloon
Tel :+852 3691 9168
Opening Hours :
Monday – Friday: 11:00am – 11:00pm
Saturday – Sunday (public holiday): 9:00am – 11:00pm
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